Deuteronomy 22:5

Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Deuteronomy 22:5.

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

Bible Verses like Deuteronomy 22:5

Share This Verse:   Facebook icon   Twitter icon   Google icon


<< Read previous verse: Deuteronomy 22:4

<< Read the whole chapter of Deuteronomy 22

<< Read the entire book of Deuteronomy


Other Translations of Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5

22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Comments for Deuteronomy 22:5

Durojaye Mike's comment on 2015-05-26 05:24:28:

The word partaineth means,belongs,owns etc.Therefore,no dress should exchange between opposite sexes,except they are couples-husband and wife are one.


Solomon's comment on 2015-05-20 13:56:06:

pls let us be realistic, which one is the men 's clothing, is it only the trousers? bcos as we have the men 's shirts, suits, trousers, shoes etc. so likewise the women also have their own trousers, shirts, suit,shoe, etc so which one is really the problem bcos any time they talk about men 's cloth its always refered to only trousers. pls deut. 22:5a is talking about modesty in dressing .Thanks and God Bless you.


Unknown's comment on 2015-05-19 19:32:06:

I say if it says ABOMINATION, go by it!!


Nokuzola Mnisi's comment on 2015-05-19 15:12:10:

The word if God is true whatever happen now it will never change. don 't add and don 't subract it just obey it


Justine Monene's comment on 2015-05-18 12:56:23:

why do we struggle to change the true meaning of the verse? The verse is very categorical that both sex should respect opposite sex 's garments.Woe to anybody disobeying.


Ps Moses's comment on 2015-05-12 05:24:28:

This is God 's word and it 's a mystery we need God 's spirit to reveal this chapter of deateronomy 22v5. what I m saying neither old or new testament it matters not the word of Godits his command...The only thing we need it 's revelation, not arguments may God help us


Mettle Friday's comment on 2015-05-11 05:27:34:

Please i need advice, before anything happen bible has already said it, the Bible says in Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman shall not wear a man 's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman 's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. I want to ask, since that portion of bible said so, which portion of bible indicates men 's and women 's wear? Thank you as you will advice me.


Jim's comment on 2015-05-10 23:18:01:

don 't women 's socks, shirts,shoes, etc pertain to a mans socks, shirts, shoes, etc? so why is it people limits duet.22.5 only to the pants skirt issue? also what about colors that have been domanitally a woman color like purple,pink etc but they also make purplelish colors for men in men shirts etc. i beleive duet22.5 is speaking of crossdressers etc.


Michele's comment on 2015-05-10 12:05:07:

I believe that women should wear women 's clothing and that Men should wear men clothing. I ready don 't see were it 's wrong if a woman wears pants as long as they are made for women. shoes are pertaining to man...and We all have to wear them, so what 's the difference ?? They make women 's coats, shoes, boots, gloves, hats, sweaters, eyewear and etc


Motala Mtonga's comment on 2015-05-07 07:01:10:

The body is the temple of the Lord not a cloth is atemple of the Lord.Jesus when he was cleaning his father 's temple that was turn to bussines we say cleaning our body repenting confessing.Deutronomy was is againsts Lesbians Gays.Old days people dressed in Robes which are inform of skirt dress and trouser is mentioned once in the bible Misheck shadreck abidnego refusing to bow to an idol.2 Corithians 8 we just believe in God.I have never been at theological school but why old testament new testament?JESUS come for ....,Malawian youth age 29 thanks


Pastor Ross's comment on 2015-05-06 18:46:30:

What is so often overlooked is the part that says that it is an "abomination to God. " Anytime in scripture that God calls something an abomination to him it never changes, it was, is and always will be an abomination to God. Compare it with other verses that call things an abomination to God. Sounds like dress is pretty important to God. I for one don 't wear clothing that is feminine and my wife doesn 't wear pants or other masculine clothing.


Tony's comment on 2015-05-05 12:50:49:

Firstly mens clothing are designed differently to womens? clothing. Women wearing pants is not the issue. The main issue should be ' 'how they use it ' '. It should not be revealing , , cause distraction or lust. Look at all the women who are being used by God, Joyce Meyer, Darlene etc. Joyce Meyer wears pants and ministers the Word. Darlene uses pants and sings annointed and blessed songs. Hope this helps. God bless.


Abbas James's comment on 2015-05-03 03:05:46:

what we should no is that God is a supreme God. He knows what will happen in years to come, that 's why he made this statement. Deut 22:5 . He also knew that Devil ll misunderstand His people. just obey it. Do not be deceived by fake pastors and Reverends. or you think God is not wise? He knows the implications of allowing that deut 22:5 . if He allows men to wear what belongs to women, and women to wear what belongs to men, that "fallen Queen " will hijack it to deceive His people. "read revelation 17 and 18 " to learn how this woman is ruling the unbelievers in this world. please tell the devil the one you have used me is enough, am not for you anymore. Remember, it 's only a fool that 's trying to adjust the words of God to suit himself instead of adjusting himself to the words. God bless you all.


Luonde Charles's comment on 2015-04-27 14:31:42:

People just have a wrong attitude towards God 's word. God 's word shouldn 't be modified to suit our needs. We are to adjust to the word of God. Here, the word is very clear. Save your soul by not disobeying God.


Wanda's comment on 2015-04-21 15:08:24:

Let the Holy Ghost lead and direct your path ,when you find the one and only true God He will lay it on your heart through the Holy Ghost what you should and shouldn 't wear,remember what would Jesus do or say how would he dress today and how would He want his mother or sister to dress like. Pray just let Jesus in your heart,mind and soul. Pray for true directions in Jesus name


Gladys Sapp's comment on 2015-04-12 08:37:12:

i beleive if you truely love the lord you will just follow what the word say and not bebate the word of god just obey


Patience Wajo's comment on 2015-04-06 20:52:32:

I believe the word of GOD is true there is no two ways about it, about deut. 22:5 'modesty ' I believe is the keyword, I believe what has been designed for a woman should be used by a woman and what is meant for the man should be the man 's. I 've never seen Jesus portrayed as ever putting on trousers but robes may be he was wrong, if trousers are categorically set aside for men. Unless if we may now come to agree that trousers are meant for men, what about shirts and T-shirts, let Christ be our central focus.


Maria's comment on 2015-03-17 15:43:58:

I believe like Godwin 's comment, I am 69, have never worn trousers, always dresses, skirt, etc. lived in the Suburb of Chicago, Cold, Snow, Ice etc. I want to serve the Lord and one day go to heaven trying to obey his word as I understand it. Hell is not the place I want to go, simply because I want to wear a man 's attire. I will not take that chance.


Ishmael Moses's comment on 2015-03-13 06:36:24:

the word of God is true, so let who has ears to hear and to implement.


Jayne's comment on 2015-03-05 10:46:47:

I am confused by all the comments concerning Deuteronomy 22:5. Does anyone have scripture to match this from the New Testament? I know that most of the Old Testament is pertaining to Jews only. I am by no means a Bible scholar, but I believe God looks at the heart not the clothes you have on.


What Do You Think of Deuteronomy 22:5?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...


Email (Will remain hidden & anonymous)